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Lowering the cost of shipping

by on Sep.08, 2018, under News

Hello my lovely ghoul-friends.

I just wanted to pop in for a quick chat and let you know something wonderful that has happened on our web store.

The ever industrious Media Minion spent many hours armed with a calculator, a computer and many visits to the US Post Office and has managed to restructure the way that Macabre Mercantile ships products.

In the past we utilized the basic post office interface which calculated priority mail prices based on weight. This quite often ended up presenting you with very high shipping charges. I know I’ve been told that a few folks were dissuaded from ordering because of that. Well we learned a lesson from Amazon and have lowered our shipping costs.

There are several tiers of shipping which will be automatically calculated as you shop.

Small items which do not weigh much will only cost $3 to ship. Medium sized items like our statuary will be $5 and very large or heavy items such as our decanter sets would only cost $10 shipping. In the past the post office would calculate these items for as much as $20 to ship.


The Minion realized that wasn’t enough incentive. All items which cost $100 or more are automatically free to ship. So if you order a $100 item – free shipping. If you order a $100 item and a book – the book is the only thing you’ll pay shipping on.


As a final perk to you, our favorite wickedly decadent shoppers, any order that totals $150 or more automatically gets free shipping.

Now to do this we didn’t jack prices through the roof. Nope, we still have amazingly affordable prices. A tiny bump here and there offsets the change to our shipping prices but still allows you to get the best items for the best prices. Now is the best time to indulge you craving for that steampunk statue or designer purse.


Happy shopping.

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